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Devon Parenting Teenagers Course

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Plymouth are running a Parenting Teenager Course, to be held on 18th March, 8th & 29th April and 13th May for adoptive parents. Venue TBC.

If you have any families who want to attend please let Ali know on 01364 645480 or email

Download Parenting our Teens flyer

What is Parenting our Teens?

Parenting our Teens is a unique three or four day training programme for parents of adopted teenagers run by Adoption UK (the optional fourth day covers the topic of self-harm in more depth).

Parenting our Teens is peer-led and will help parents and carers of teenagers gain an understanding of their teenagers needs, learn strategies to help their teenager and themselves, and get some valuable peer support.
It is research-based and was developed in response to requests from adoption support teams who have identified a need for a teen-focus programme for their local adoptive parents.

Parenting our Teens is broadly based on our well-known Parenting our Children programme, which was developed for Adoption UK by Family Futures and includes new elements that specifically address the issues faced by parents with teens who have experienced trauma in their early life.